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Strong community governance

Community governance is the most essential requirement for any research and interventions being carried out in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. A national interdisciplinary First 1000 Days Australia Council has been established to oversee and ensure that all interventions developed and/or translated will also be culturally appropriate, safe and embed cultural protective factors (such as knowledge, safety and ritual) for mothers, fathers and children through a strong connection to culture, Country, community and family members/key people.